“The Bean Inn in Cornwall thrives on the principles of taste, health and value. Ingredients are mostly local and organic. Standout starters include the puy lentil, stilton and walnut salad with a balsamic roasted beetroot dressing, as well as the mouth-watering fattoush. Mains include the Moroccan spiced vegetable casserole, pasta tortiglioni or blue cheese, white grape and red onion tart served with salad."
“Chef Paula Richards, from the top local vegetarian restaurant, The Bean Inn in Carbis Bay, recently featured in the new series of The People’s Cookbook on UK TV Food. Paula had to work with top chefs Antony Worrall Thompson and Paul Rankin to recreate her most popular restaurant dish in front of a studio audience and professional tasting panel and was thrilled to win the competition.”
“Something of an institution on the Cornish scene, The Bean Inn, just south of St Ives overlooking those azure-blue waters that charm so many, is a must-visit. As the summer haze glimmers over St Ives Bay, savour sun-kissed dishes like warm cherry tomato and mozzarella salad, garlic mushrooms with white wine, vegetable and cashew nut stir fry, halloumi, asparagus and chickpea salad.”
“...the intimate surroundings and friendly staff soon put me at ease...For main course I went for the blue cheese, white grape and red onion tart with herb roasted potatoes and salad. It was loaded with tasty cheese and soft onion atop a soft pastry and the combination of flavours was excellent. With the well seasoned spuds and salad it made for a hearty and filling dish...we left, satisfied and not too stuffed, and more than happy with the service...A gourmet vegetarian experience.”
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“The B&B [Coast] has its own thriving, funky and very reasonably priced vegetarian restaurant, The Bean Inn, in which you could find yourself savouring an artichoke, mushroom and chestnut pie while admiring the towering palm trees in the front garden.”
“A friendly atmosphere combined with fantastic food make this a must. Carrot and coconut soup is mouthwatering, while my main - smoked tofu with red onion marmalade & sweet potato or mustard mash- exceeds expectations. For dessert, homemade raspberry ripple cheesecake is scrumptious. What’s more, they’ll happily adapt any dish to suit a vegan diet.”
“Taste, health and value are the mantra at The Bean Inn, but they could add hugs to that list as these are some of the loveliest people you could wish to cook [for you]. Food is fresh as a daisy, local and organic where possible...”
“The Bean Inn’s long awaited recipe book Yum! Is now on sale. It contains over 40 recipes for internationally inspired vegetarian food and is suitable for cooks of all abilities. The Bean Inn’s food is highly acclaimed by the press....With quirky tales of the beautiful St Ives Bay area where The Bean Inn is located, it is more than just a recipe book.”
"I have a dream of opening a little vegetarian cafe, with home-made wholefoods and books for sale. Perhaps there will be a small stage for music and poetry readings, and original artworks on display. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the place is full of greenery and families with kids running about…don't tell me, you have that dream too..." Read More